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Windows 7: changing OS from 32 bit to 64 bit.

21 Apr 2014   #31
gregrocker

 

As I explained above, often if there is solely a Vista driver for the device it will only be listed under Vista drivers for that model, so when one Upgrades to Win7 they don't normally look there and miss it. I've learned to also look for missing drivers not listed under Win7 xxbit under Vista drivers, which always work for Win7.

In this case the full functionality of the device is apparently built into the driver, or it delivered a little more software than just a driver. You may see a listing for it in msconfig>Startup or >Services (after Hiding all MS Services). This may need to stay checked there to function as you want it - you can test un-checking it to see.

As it says in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you will get better Win7 performance if you disable all but your AV in those two msconfig locations, so that a bunch of programs are not starting on Win7's back. Most programs can wait until you need them to be started.

There are other optimizations, tools and methods that will assure you get and keep a perfect install in the blue link tutorial. Ask back if you have any questions.

If Windows Media Center doesn't provide all you need for playing and creating disks, ask back here for others to try. You can choose Windows Media Center as your default player and burner in Control Panel>Default Programs.


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21 Apr 2014   #32
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hi there,, sorry to sound clueless but what is av ? i have just clicked on run, typed msconfig and a box has opened that says system configuration. theres a list of files all with the boxes checked. which ones should i uncheck ?
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21 Apr 2014   #33
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Anti-Virus

You do have one installed don`t you ?
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21 Apr 2014   #34
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ah ok, sorry... yes i have kaspersky internet security 2014.
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21 Apr 2014   #35
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phant0m2012 View Post
i dont think you follow me... my laptop had vista installed on it when i bought it. when windows 7 came out i installed that. the recovery discs are with all the toshiba stuff and windows vista 32 bit . all i want is a 64 bit OS with my all toshiba stuff
what is the difference between me inserting the windows 7 disc and starting from scratch and the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7? or are they the same thing ? and where do i find the Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update option ?
I found it quite odd how you say you installed Windows 7 in the past, and yet this time you seemed to have all sorts of trouble re doing it
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21 Apr 2014   #36
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phant0m2012 View Post
hi there,, sorry to sound clueless but what is av ? i have just clicked on run, typed msconfig and a box has opened that says system configuration. theres a list of files all with the boxes checked. which ones should i uncheck ?
As I said above uncheck all but your AV. You may need to add back face recognition if it needs it. You can take a screenshot with window expanded showing all listings using Snipping Tool in Start menu. Attach it to reply using paper clip icon.

Remember on Services tab to first check Hide all MS Services.
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21 Apr 2014   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Neil,

To help with what Greg posted above.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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21 Apr 2014   #38
phant0m2012

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

how do i take a screenshot with window expanded showing all listings ? i have never used this before. i now have the snupping tool up on my desktop.
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21 Apr 2014   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Neil,

I like using the Print Screen key along with Paint to show everything. Once you paste the image into Paint, you can crop it to how you like.

Screenshot with Paint

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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21 Apr 2014   #40
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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